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About Soilwork

  • There are few artists that need no introduction, and Sweden's SOILWORK are definitely one of them. Their reputation as one of the country's finest exports (aside from mustaches, Swedish fish and porn) is well-deserved. Few bands have melded the aggressiveness of metal with genuinely catchy choruses to such impressive results. Before you start name-dropping the latest metalcore sensation, let's just get one thing straight: SOILWORK did it first, and better! One listen to the band's latest, Sworn To A Great Divide, makes it obvious that they're still miles ahead of the competition.

    SOILWORK - which is not a reference to cultivation, but to working their way up from the ground – have established a solid reputation alongside fellow countrymen prodigies like In Flames, Meshuggah, Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity and The Haunted. Surfacing in 1997 with a five-track demo, In Dreams We Fall Into The Eternal Lake, SOILWORK commenced with four individuals, expanding members prior to their first full-length release. Steelbath Suicide, the band's official debut, saw the light of day in 1998 and immediately caused a major positive stir in the metal underground. Undergoing a small line-up change, the band once again entered Studio Fredman and created The Chainheart Machine, one of the year 2000's most intense and remarkable metal releases. Exploring more dynamic structures, the album showcased evident musical growth and provided the necessary elements to commence sculpting the SOILWORK sound.

    In 2001, A Predator's Portrait hit the metal scene with ferocity, capitalizing on the songwriting strengths and diverse musicianship of the band and taking fans and critics by surprise. Continuing to smash metal boundaries through melodic chaos and high-speed delivery, SOILWORK's expanded sound set them apart from the rest of the Swedish contingent, opening their music to a wider prospective audience. Highlights for the band that year included their performance at Wacken Open Air in front of more than 20,000 fans, as well as their first-ever American appearance at the Milwaukee Metalfest.

    Hitting a potent blend of aggression and melody, SOILWORK stepped it up like pros for the critically acclaimed Natural Born Chaos. Released in 2002 and produced by Strapping Young Lad mastermind Devin Townsend (Stuck Mojo, Lamb Of God), SOILWORK reached a whole new level on their referential fourth outing. The album showcased a staggering performance from frontman Björn "Speed" Strid, ranging from the thrashy vocals he established on previous works to the harmonic arrays of choral stability, and displaying enough talent, ability, dexterity and confidence to take SOILWORK's music into virtually any direction. This highly successful release landed the band's first American tour supporting Hypocrisy, Killswitch Engage and Scar Culture. Never slowing down, SOILWORK birthed Figure Number Five in the following year. Yet another step ahead for the Swedes, this potent piece of energetic metal led to two more massive American tours alongside acts such as Chimaira, In Flames, As I Lay Dying and Bleeding Through.

    2005 saw the release of the band's sixth album Stabbing The Drama. Followed by some aggressive US touring with the likes of Fear Factory, Darkest Hour, Strapping Young Lad, Dark Tranquillity, Hypocrisy, Mnemic, Darkane, Threat Signal and highlighted by a spot on Ozzfest's second stage, the record quickly became their most successful so far. In December of 2005, in the midst of all this road warrior madness, longtime guitarist and founding member Peter Wichers left to pursue a career in producing. But nothing could stop SOILWORK's bulldozing momentum as they soldiered on with the help of a fill-in guitarist.

    After some rigorous auditioning, a suitable replacement was found in the form of Dimension Zero/ Pathos guitarist Daniel Antonsson. With a strong line-up in place once again, SOILWORK began writing material for what would become their new masterpiece, Sworn To A Great Divide. Recorded at Not Quite Studio in Helsingborg, Sweden, mixed by Ola Frenning and Peter Wildoer, the band's seventh effort sounds as massive as ever. For the first time since Natural Born Chaos, Björn "Speed" Strid collaborated again with Devin Townsend for the vocal recordings, resulting in some of the most diverse vocals he ever created, and ultimately without a doubt some of the strongest material the band has ever written.

    SOILWORK are a masterful incarnation, taking modern metal to the next level and thus generating a whole new genre of prolific music. Even the legendary metal god Rob Halford (Judas Priest) named them a band to watch for in the new millennium! With seven albums behind them, SOILWORK have managed to create a distinctive sound in metal, effectively building a dedicated fanbase with each successive release and displaying the accomplishments of a rigorous and persistent devotion. They prove to be the living embodiment that a propitious act can turn out to modernize the face of music.



Visionary swedish metallers SOILWORK have released one of the two brand new songs off their upcoming special collection of rarities, 'Death Resonance' out August 19, 2016. Watch the lyric video for Helsinki, created by well known videographer Tommy

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News Was Posted on: 26th June, 2016
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  • Death Resonance
  • Death Resonance


    Released : 2016
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    Track List
    1. Helsinki
    2. Death Resonance
    3. The End Begins Below The Surface
    4. My Nerves, Your Everyday Tool
    5. These Absent Eyes
    6. Resisting The Current
    7. When Sound Collides
    8. Forever Lost In Vain
    9. Sweet Demise
    10. Sadistic Lullabye
    11. Overclocked
    12. Martyr
    13. Sovereign
    14. Wherever Thorns May Grow
    15. Killed By Ignition
  • The Ride Majestic
  • The Ride Majestic


    Released : 2015
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    Track List
    1. The Ride Majestic
    2. Alight In The Aftermath
    3. Death In General
    4. Enemies In Fidelity
    5. Petrichor By Sulphur
    6. The Phantom
    7. The Ride Majestic (Aspire Angelic)
    8. Whirl Of Pain
    9. All Along Echoing Paths
    10. Shining Lights
    11. Father And Son Watching The World Go Down
  • The Living Infinite
  • The Living Infinite


    Released : 2013
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    Track List
    1. Spectrum of Eternity
    2. Memories Confined
    3. This Momentary Bliss
    4. Tongue
    5. The Living Infinite I
    6. Let the First Wave Rise
    7. Vesta
    8. Realm of the Wasted
    9. The Windswept Mercy
    10. Whispers and Lights
    11. Entering Aeons
    12. Long Live the Misanthrope
    13. Drowning With Silence
    14. Antidotes in Passing
    15. Leech
    16. The Living Infinite II
    17. Loyal Shadow
    18. Rise Above the Sentiment
    19. Parasite Blues
    20. Owls Predict, Oracles Stand Guard
  • The Panic Broadcast
  • The Panic Broadcast


    Released : 2010
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    Track List
    1. Late For The Kill, Early For The Slaughter
    2. Two Lives Worth Of Reckoning
    3. The Thrill
    4. Deliverance Is Mine
    5. Night Comes Clean
    6. King Of The Threshold
    7. Let This River Flow
    8. Epitome
    9. The Akuma Afterglow
    10. Enter Dog Of Pavlov
  • Sworn to a Great Divide
  • Sworn to a Great Divide


    Released : 2007
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    Track List
    1. Sworn to a Great Divide
    2. Exile
    3. Breeding Thorns
    4. Your Beloved Scapegoat
    5. The Pittsburgh Syndrome
    6. I, Vermin
    7. Light Discovering Darkness
    8. As the Sleeper Awakes
    9. Silent Bullet
    10. Sick Heart River
    11. 20 More Miles
  • Stabbing the drama
  • Stabbing the drama


    Released : 2005
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    Track List
    1. Stabbing The Drama
    2. One With The Flies
    3. Weapon Of Vanity
    4. The Crestfallen
    5. Nerve
    6. Stalemate
    7. Distance
    8. Observation Slave
    9. Fate In Motion
    10. Blind Eye Halo
    11. If Possible
  • Figure Number Five
  • Figure Number Five


    Released : 2003
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Rejection Role
    2. Overload
    3. Figure # 5
    4. Strangler
    5. Light The Torch
    6. Departure Plan
    7. Cranking The Sirens
    8. Brickwalker
    9. The Mindmaker
    10. Distortion Sleep
    11. Downfall 24
  • Natural Born Chaos
  • Natural Born Chaos


    Released : 2002
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    Track List
    1. Follow The Hollow
    2. As We Speak
    3. The Flameout
    4. Natural Born Chaos
    5. Mindfields
    6. The Bringer
    7. Black Star Deciver
    8. Mercury Shadow
    9. No More Angels
    10. Song Of The Damned
  • A Predator's Portrait
  • A Predator's Portrait


    Released : 2001
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    Track List
    1. Bastard Chain
    2. Like The Average Stalker
    3. Needlefeast
    4. Neurotica Rampage
    5. The Analyst
    6. Grand Failure Anthem
    7. Structure Divine
    8. Shadowchild
    9. Final Fatal Force
    10. A Predator's Portrait
  • A Predator's Portrait - RELOADED
  • A Predator's Portrait - RELOADED


    Released : 2001
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Bastard Chain
    2. Like The Average Stalker
    3. Needlefeast
    4. Neurotica Rampage
    5. The Analyst
    6. Grand Failure Anthem
    7. Structure Divine
    8. Shadowchild
    9. Final Fatal Force
    10. A Predator's Portrait
    11. Asylum Dance
  • A predators portrait
  • A predators portrait


    Released : 2001
    Views : 0
    Track List
    1. Bastard Chain
    2. Like The Average Stalker
    3. Needlefeast
    4. Neurotica Rampage
    5. The Analyst
    6. Grand Failure Anthem
    7. Structure Divine
    8. Shadowchild
    9. Final Fatal Force
    10. A Predator's Portrait
  • The Chainheart Machine
  • The Chainheart Machine


    Released : 2000
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    Track List
    1. The Chainheart Machine
    2. Bulletbeast
    3. Millionflame
    4. Generation Speedkill ( Nice Day For A Public Suicide )
    5. Neon Rebels
    6. Possessing The Angels
    7. Spirits Of The Future Sun
    8. Machine Gun Majesty
    9. Room N 99
  • Steelbath Suicide
  • Steelbath Suicide


    Released : 1998
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    Track List
    1. Entering The Angel Diabolique
    2. Sadistic Lullabye
    3. My Need
    4. Skin After Skin
    5. Wings Of Domain
    6. Steelbath Suicide
    7. In A Close Encounter
    8. Centro De Predominio
    9. Razorlives
    10. Demon In Veins
    11. The Aardvark Trail
    12. Sadistic Lullaby ( Live )